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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

All 30 Major League Baseball teams to play one another in a season for first time in 2023

All 30 teams will play one another in a season for the first time in the interleague era, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday as it released the schedule for the 2023 season.

As a result, division opponents will play each other just 13 times—down from 19.

The new balanced schedule for 2023 has each team hosting a three-game series or playing a three-game series on the road against every team from the opposite league. Natural rivals—like the Mets-Yankees, Dodgers-Angels and Cubs-White Sox—will play each other four times, twice at home and twice on the road.

Previously, other than natural-rivals teams would participate in interleague play each season only against a single division from the opposite league. The changes mean not every team will visit every city each year, but they’re all guaranteed one series against each team from the other league.

Additionally, teams will play one home and road series—consisting of three or four games—against teams from outside their division but in the same league. For example, the Mets will visit the Milwaukee Brewers on May 3-5, while hosting them for four games on June 26-29….

The regular season begins March 30 and ends Oct. 1.

Other highlights:

* All 30 teams will play on Jackie Robinson Day on Sat., April 15, including the Cubs visiting the Dodgers.

* The Tampa Bay Rays and the Dodgers will meet in St. Petersburg for three games from May 26-28, marking their first games against each other since the 2020 World Series.

* The St. Louis Cardinals will meet the Cubs for a two-game series at London Stadium on June 24-25, as previously announced. The All-Star Game will be played July 11 in Seattle.

* All 30 clubs will also play on Roberto Clemente Day on Friday, Sept. 15, including the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Yankees at PNC Park.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 24, 2022 at 01:31 PM | 43 comment(s)
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